01/31/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Be Good
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I believe this Newsletter is a prime example of why I began sending them out
more frequently. Without even trying, I had no
less than seven items which are not making this edition due to length restraints. I'll have them ready soon, though.
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 12/20/04 and 12/22/04 (Did I mention I was BEHIND?!?):
Hi Carol ... Check out this site:www.OldeWythe.org
COOL BEANS!!! Thanks, Babe!
Hi Carol ... here are two "now" shots of the
Bill's Barbeque location. The close up one
shows the lot itself ... and the
distance shot replicates the shot from 1957. If you blow up and crop you can get the exact same scene.
Also from Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 01/08/05:
Carol ... here I am today in front of Bill's waiting for the waitress. Something seems amiss.
I'll tell you - the service you get these days... Sniff... Nice plates on your Corvette - for a Crabber! GIGGLES!
Parade, 1957 - Courtesy of the Olde Wythe Neighborhood Association and
the Hampton Library www.OldeWythe.org
|Wednesday, December 22, 2004||Wednesday, December 22, 2004||Saturday, January 08, 2005|
At long last I've posted these. Thanks, Babe!
From Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX - 01/28/05:
I thought it was you,
Susan! I started to say that the winner should not ask
you how quickly I
pay out the prizes, because I
never sent you your gift for making hit # 25,000 back on August 18, 2004! But the good news is, I have that prize ready now,
and it'll be a piece of cake to finish another one similar to it and mail them both together. Keep the faith, Susan - and thanks!
From Jennie Shepherd ('62) in NC - 01/28/05:
Oh, GOODY! Thanks for the photo, Jennie! I always think it's fun to put faces with our correspondents!
And I do love your idea
about your birthday presents! I must say, this year you chose wisely!
Dave's CDs are simply
From Steve Veazey ('60) of VA - 01/28/05:
I continued to postpone ordering
the 5 CDs that the class of ’64 (I believe) had for sale. And,
now the infamous NNHS Class of ’60 is planning our 45th reunion and we need those CDs
to help us recall those magical tunes.
Can you please let me know who we can order from?
Many thanks, Steve
Your class is in for a real treat, Steve! Those fabulous CDs were compiled by
Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA himself, and are
available for the asking (of course, a donation is good, too!)
Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and put the words “NNHS 64 / 40 REUNION 5-CD SET” as the subject.
You’re gonna love ‘em! Thanks, Steve!
Again from Steve Veazey ('60) of VA - 01/28/05:
Carol, I won’t be the first to say “You’re worth your weight in GOLD”!!!
Many thanks, Steve
P.S. When we determine our date/site for our 45th year, I’ll pass it to you.
OOOH, thass a lotta gold! WILD GIGGLES!!!
Although, actually (and blessedly), it's not as much now as it was four years ago:
http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat/DrAtkinsDiet.html - OUCH!
We'll be looking forward to hearing your reunion details. Thanks again, Steve!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to Steve Veazey ('60) of VA - 01/29/05:
You Da Man, Dave!
Twenty-five years ago, I had a friend who told me that she always played hard
rock music to help her accomplish her
housework faster. I had been playing classical music - silly me. I put it to the test and found she was absolutely correct.
However, as the years passed, the CD I found to be the very best for this purpose was this one:
day, quite by accident, I discovered that David's “NNHS 64 / 40
has the same power. This one
has the added advantage
So if for no other reason, you should order this set to help you with your
Seriously, I can't imagine a better mix of nostalgic music for your own
personal collection. For any future Reunions, I cannot imagine
any better music playing in the background. It's great for dancing,
talking, or just remembering and dreaming.
The Singles 1992-2003
by No Doubt
Format: Compact Disc Released: 11/25/2003
Label: Interscope Records
From Gloria Woolard Price (HHS - '65) of FL - 01/29/05:
I don't know how you
manage to input all comments on the right pages......there are so many sites
It must be so time consuming.
"Time consuming"??? Did you say,
HA-HA-HA-HA!!! Hoo-boy, GOOD
Anyway, thanks for your remarks about Tom. I posted your remembrance directly on that page:
No, the Cookie and Stephanie
about whom Craig inquired were Hampton girls. That's why we can't figure
out who they were.
But it's only a matter of time....
I also posted your Bill's Barbeque note:
lost Bill's Barbeque and ALL the High's
Ice Cream Stores, you can't imagine my joy at
finding the Oasis still open!
And now I eat there each time I return to the Peninsula!
You're becoming a regular contributor, Gloria. You might as well join us; we'd be delighted to have you:
I'd add your name automatically, but it's an opt-in list. Thanks for everything!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/28/05:
Hi Carol, one of the nice things
I received in the mail while I was gone was my DVD of the 40th reunion in
So I sat right down and watched and laughed and cried all over again. It does not get much better than that...when
Wayne Taylor ('55 - of FL) gave Coach Mitchell the game ball I was sobbing. We are keeping warm and have our
driveway shoveled out...if I knew about Captain (Hunter) Todd's ('57 - of TX) party I would have stayed in Texas!
We have all heard that company and fish stink after three days so we did not stay anywhere longer than three days...
Thanks, Jean! I do know what you mean!
What amazes me is that I keep reacting exactly the same at all the same places
in the video - no matter how many times I watch it! It's really kind of weird that way!
reminds me - if you
haven't yet ordered a copy of that amazing video presentation from Tommy Flax
for the Class
of 1964's Reunion last October, why on earth have you not??? Seriously, I can think of no reason why you'd want to pass
up this opportunity. If there is some valid reason, please let me know, to satisfy my own outrageous curiosity. It can't be the cost.
I even sprang for the fifteen bucks, and we all know what a cheapskate I am!
DVD or VHS version can be ordered for a $15.00 donation from Tom Flax, 2413
Adair Court, Va. Beach, VA 23456. You
may also email him at: email@example.com.
HERE COME THE TRAINS:
From Fred Eubank ('64) of TX - 01/28/05:
I showed my 6th grader (Chris) the train ‘word’ problem and he offers the following:
The freight train (FT) will
have traveled 120 miles (60 miles/hour x 2 hours) when the passenger train (PT)
leaves the station
at 6:30. The distance formula for FT is D = 120 + 60t. The distance formula for PT is D = 90t. When PT catches FT, the two
distances must be equal. Then, 120 + 60t = 90t. Solving for t = 4 hours, and substituting that into either distance formula gives
D = 360 miles. Double this distance from the station is 720 miles. PT will travel 720 miles in t = 720/90 = 8 hours. Slowpoke
FT will have traveled only 120 + (60 x 8) = 600 miles by then. Hope this helps.
Keep up your great web work.
Fred Eubank, NNHS Class of
Chris Eubank, Barbara Bush MS Class of 2007
San Antonio, TX
Thanks, Fred - and Chris!
From Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR - 01/29/05:
This from Jim Bonsey (Kailua High - Oahu - '74) - husband of Gail Kiger Bonsey (FHS '73):
Thanks, Gail - and Jim!
Then just for fun I called in my own expert:
From my Friend, Mark Ratledge (Reid Ross HS, Fayetteville, NC - '73; NC State - '77) of NC - 01/30/05:
Answer: 4 hours. It took 4 hours to get 360 miles at 90 mph, it will
take 4 more hours to get 720 miles,
double the original distance.
Okay, Joe - how are we doing???
From Forrest Powell ('63) of VA - 01/29/05:
Looking at the
Magruder School picture from
Jean (Lankes) Toth (Hampton HS - '7 ) on 1/27/05,
I recognized the following:
L to R Front Row - none.
Second Row - Raymond Andrews ('63), Tommy Payne ('63), Ronnie Tilley ('63);
Back Row - Joe Wright ('63), Chris Ellis ('64), Carroll Keen ?, and I think the teacher is Ms. Nachman,
but not sure.
Thanks, Forrest! YEA! We're filling in those blanks! I'll try to post those pix on the Magruder page this afternoon....
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/29/05:
I always suspected that the Warwick
Boulevard Krispy Kreme was the current site of my 30+ year family vet.
address is 9804, but they long ago expanded into the former site of the KK at 9802. Notice the bump out on the right side
of the building. I am convinced that this was the KK drive-thru.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/krispy-kreme.html - WOW! I know you've told me this before; now you have the image for proof!
Here is the "Now" view of the Braxton-Perkins American Legion building. It is relatively unchanged over the years.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/American-Legion-25.html - WOWZERS! I'm impressed! I had the impression they had moved.
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Sarah's image of the North End
Colonial Store made me want to capture the "Now" image. Incidentally,
evolved from the Pender chain. The creator of that chain, David Pender once lived in a home about 100 yards from mine
here in Norfolk.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/colonial-stores.html and http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/calvary-baptist.html
To quote one of my favorite lines from the Reunion video DVD, as Mr. Wilson said, "Well..."
Here is the current condition of the former Bostic Upholstery. Like many old storefronts, it is now a church.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/bostic-upholstery.html - And the building still stands and serves a good purpose! YEA!
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And here is the current image of Bernard's Variety Store.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/bernards.html - Was there a Stuart Gardens kid anywhere who didn't delight in going to "Minnie's"???
As we all know, a scan of a scan is a
bad plan. It is even more true that a scan of a copy is exceedingly sloppy.
here is an image of Tarey's from a late 60's Anchor.
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/tareys.html - Having solved your long-standing mystery, you now have an image of it! Congratulations!
|Saturday, January 29, 2005||Late 1960's|
And as a final treat, I was in the
Hilton Library looking for an obit (which I did not find), so I decided to
have a look at the
Daily Press for 19 August 1946.
|@ Tuesday, August 20, 1964|
If you've not already caught the import of this, scroll down to the six and
seventh entries. Out in Hope, Arkansas, William Jefferson Clinton was being born with the name, William Jefferson Blythe IV
in honor of his father, who was killed in an automobile accident before Clinton's birth, but in Riverside Hospital in the North End
of Newport News, Virginia, Mr. Spriggs and Mr. DeBerry were pacing the floors together, waiting for their first-born sons! What
a treasure you found, David!!! Congratulations!
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of VA - 01/29/05:
I am sorry I have been so delinquent in
sending any messages. Between the hurricanes (which we recovered
from) and my mom's death (which still is hard on my heart), I have been remiss. But I have to write tonight
after looking at the NNHS site for the first time in a long time. Everyone needs to drop on their knees and pray
for the people of Iraq tomorrow. How courageous! We are sending the promise of freedom around the world.
For all of the Marines, soldiers, sailors, and airmen who have risked or lost their lives, tomorrow is the promise
of the future. God Bless America and God Bless our willingness to support democratic life around the world.
We are who we are because of what we stand for.
I'm sorry I wasn't able to publish this sooner, Jimmy. Weekends and I have a very tenuous relationship at best.
appreciate your remarks. Living so near both Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force
Base, the military personnel and
their families are never very far from my thoughts, and at any given time I know more than just a handful of deployed soldiers,
airmen, and Marines. Their concerns have become my own. I really appreciate all thoughts and prayers in their behalf,
especially on days as momentous as yesterday.
I'll add my Amen to your words, Jimmy - thanks!
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 01/29/05:
AH, Mozart! I would love to hear one of your performances!
GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 01/30/05:
I have looked at the photo under
Manning's Grocery Store, and I
believe that Mr. and Mrs. Wilson lived in the
small house on the right side of the photo and later Gertrude and Frank Wilson lived there. I am almost certain
that is correct. The Barbershop and Beauty Shop were in the space in between the two houses. The next time
I see Gertrude I will ask her. Isn't it funny, there were three neighborhood grocery stores within walking
distance of our house: Joe's up on Maple and 25th street, Manning's on Buxton and 19th, and Morrison's, which
was on Blair Avenue (I believe on the corner of either Poplar or Sycamore)...then there was the Boulevard Pharmacy,
formerly Turner's Drug Store, on the corner of Buxton and Blair Avenues across from Mary Immaculate Hospital.
I remember when the drugstore was about the only place within walking distance that had air conditioning and as a
kid my friends and I would walk there for a fountain coke or maybe a sundae on a hot summer Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Oldfield worked at the fountain, and she was a sweetheart.
Thanks, Jean! Stay tuned; there are more updates coming for this neighborhood.....
From Wirtley Raine Anderson ('56) of FL - 01/30/05:
What a pleasant surprise when my daughter in Chicago found your Webpage and forwarded the link
(http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/01-04-05-NNHS-From-a-Distance.html) to us.
Fred Field ('45 of CA) seemed
interested in knowing about our family. My father began teaching at NNHS
in 1940 and continued until his death in 1957. My sister Frances returned to begin her teaching career
at NNHS after her graduation from Longwood College to be able to help out at home. Daddy had his first
heart attack in 1956 and a fatal one in 1957. I had just begun college. We also have a younger sister Ede
who was only 7 at the time.
NNHS was a second family to us - a close knit
group. We will always be indebted to the faculty
for so many
kindnesses shown us. And thanks to Fred for remembering Daddy and Frances.
Wirtley Raine Anderson
WOW! What a surprise to
hear from you! Thanks, Wirtley! That must have been an
unusual surprise for all of you as well,
to suddenly see all of those family portraits online!
From Tom Norris (Hampton HS - '73) of VA - 01/30/05:
Trivia Question: Where did the name "Dixie Hospital" originate?
I thought this was a rather obvious answer, but I was mistaken. If you think you know, let us hear from you. Thanks, Babe!
Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Johnny B. Goode
Deep down in Louisiana, close to New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens,
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well?
But he could play the guitar just like a ringin' a bell.
Go! Go! Go, Johnny, go! go!
Go, Johnny, go! go!
Go, Johnny, go! go!
Go, Johnny, go! go! Johnny B. Goode
He used to carry his guitar in a gunnysack,
Go sit beneath the tree by the railroad track.
Old engineers would see him sittin' in the shade,
Strummin' with the rhythm that the drivers made.
When people passed him by they would stop and say,
'Oh, my but that little country boy could play'
His mother told him, 'someday you will be a man,
You will be the leader of a big ol' band.
Many people comin' from miles around
Will hear you play your music when the sun go down.
Maybe someday your name'll be in lights,
Sayin' 'Johnny B. Goode tonight''
midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks, Dave! This MIDI is WAAAY cool!
lyrics courtesy of
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/22/05
Thanks again, Dave!
clip art courtesy of
Twirling Treble Clef clip art courtesy of http://www.cliphoto.com/index0.htm - 01/23/05
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